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With its natural transportation advantages, Waunakee, Wisconsin is an ideal location for distribution companies:
  • Waunakee is located due north of Madison, Wisconsin, with ready access to Interstate I-90/94, rail and commercial airports, without the congestion of a major metropolitan area.
  • Waunakee's crime rate is lower than that of the Madison MSA, State of Wisconsin, and U.S.
  • Labor costs are lower than the average for the rest of Wisconsin and the nation as a whole.
  • Local job training services and support offered by Madison Area Technical College, the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, and state grants.
  • Local business with significant distribution operations include
    • Suttle-Strauss
    • Uniek Plastics
    • Scientific Protein Laboratories

Median Hourly Wages for Representative Distribution Occupations
           SOC Code

 Occupation Title

Employment in Waunakee*

 Median Hourly Wage

 Waunakee*    WI   U.S.
 13-1081   Logisticans      240  $27.66  $28.16  $32.67
 51-9111    Packing and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders  730  $11.70  $12.89     $12.08
 53-1021  First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand  320  $20.33  $20.96  $20.65
 53-3032 Truck Driversm Heavy and Tractor-Trailer  3,380  $17.51  $18.22  $18.14

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2009. Occupational Employer and Wage Estimates for the Madison Metropolitan statistical area. Includes the counties of: Columbia, Dane, and Iowa.